Fundamentals in Urology Live Virtual (2022)

July 8, 2022 to July 9, 2022

The Fundamentals in Urology course is designed to apply basic science knowledge and principles in development of treatment algorithms. This course has been recently redesigned to meet the needs of the early career urology resident and includes two days of engaging didactic content. This option is ideal for those who are unable or prefer not to travel so that you can either participate at a location of your convenience or from the comfort of your own home.

Designed to be informative and interactive, the program has been designed with the following goals:

  • Provide a standardized and foundational course for early career residents to introduce them to urology.
  • Provide a course that complements the efforts of individual residency programs.
  • Deliver a uniform curriculum to ensure baseline proficiency to improve patient safety.
  • Provide an opportunity for early career residents to begin networking with peers.



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Early Bird Registration

On or Before June 3, 2022

Standard Registration

On or After June 4, 2022





Target Audience

  • Early Career Urology Residents

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

Session 1: Residency 101
  • Identify Characteristics and habits of stand-out interns and residents.
  • Develop strategies for soliciting feedback. 
  • List the information and actions required to post an emergency OR case.
  • Describe different types of crystalloid and colloid fluid composition.
  • Cite resuscitative and maintenance fluid replacement strategies.
  • Discuss common electrolyte deficiencies and intern repletion orders.
  • Illustrate principles of fluid/ electrolyte management with common postoperative cases and clinical scenarios.
​​​​​Session 2: GU Imaging for the Urology Resident and GU Trauma
  • Cite the basic principles of image acquisition with CT and MRI.

  • Describe the appearance of kidney, adrenal and bladder tumors on CT.

  • Describe the appearance of prostate cancer on MRI and review PI-RADS.

  • State the evaluation, staging and management of traumatic urinary tract injuries.

Session 3: Adult and Pediatric Emergencies
  • Outline the evaluation, staging, and management of common genital injuries and emergencies.
  • List the differential diagnoses for an acute scrotum and steps for management/execution of each diagnosis.
Session 4: Nephrolithiasis and Hematuria
  • Review GU anatomy pertinent to stone disease.

  • Define characteristics of patient with acute stone episode with colic and sepsis.

  • Describe Percutaneous Nephrolithotomy Procedure, indications, and complications.

  • Develop an understanding of the most recent AUA guidelines on Hematuria.

  • Define hematuria and its types.

  • Identify the possible causes of and risk factors for developing hematuria.

  • Determine the process of who, how and why to evaluate a patient with hematuria.

  • Describe the management and screening for patients with hematuria.

  • List catheter types and applications for patients with hematuria.

Session 5: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
  • Identify the physiology and pathophysiology of bladder function and dysfunction.
  • Characterize the bladder dysfunction present in specific neurological disease states.
  • List the causes of urinary retention.
  • Describe the principles behind urodynamics and the basic interpretation of urodynamic studies in common urological scenarios.
  • Analyze the systematic evaluation and identification of various types of urinary incontinence (UI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) in the outpatient setting in order to offer appropriate interventions for treatment.
  • Diagnose the various types of urinary incontinence (UI) and Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP).
  • Measure UI severity and stage POP using the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Quantification System.
  • Cite different methods of surgically treating stress urinary incontinence and POP.
Session 6: Bladder and Renal Oncology
  • Describe the management of non-muscle-invasive and muscle invasive bladder cancer, and identify key complications of bladder cancer treatment.
  • Apply knowledge learned to diagnose, evaluate, and manage patients with renal masses.
  • Differentiate the biologic and clinical differences among the various benign and malignant renal tumor histologies.
  • Apply diagnosis and management strategies for small renal masses, including partial nephrectomy, active surveillance and ablation.
  • Discuss management options for large and/or advanced renal masses including nephrectomy, cytoreductive nephrectomy, systemic therapy.
  • Employ strategies to detect and treat complications of kidney cancer treatments.
Session 7: Prostate Benign and Malignant
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the medical and surgical management of BPH and urinary retention.
  • Cite the different treatment options for localized prostate cancer.
  • Identify the basics in ADT management.
  • Cite the historical role of treatment in prostate cancer.
  • Define how to categorize prostate cancer in advanced disease.
  • Describe the mechanisms of action for all advanced prostate cancer medications.
  • List the best treatments for each category of advanced prostate cancer based on NCCN criteria.
  • Explain the role of genetic testing in advanced prostate cancer.
Session 8: Testis and Tools

Scrotal Edema

  • List the etiology and risk factors for scrotal edema.

  • Review evaluation of patients with scrotal edema.

  • Describe the management options available for scrotal edema


  • Discuss the development anatomy and natural history of hydrocele.

  • Review evaluation of patients with hydrocele.

  • Describe the management options available for hydrocele.

Testicular Torsion

  • Identify the anatomical basis of testicular torsion.

  • Review evaluation of patients with testicular torsion. 

  • Describe management of testicular torsion.


  • List the various types of hernias.

  • Review evaluation of patients with hernia.

  • Describe the management options available for hernia. 

Testicular Tumors

  • Identify risk factors for testicular cancer.

  • Recall the evaluation of patients with testicular cancer.

  • Describe the management options available for testicular cancer.

Minimally Invasive Urology

  • Recall the history of lasers in clinical use in urology.

  • Recite 2 different clinical indications for shock wave therapy in urology.

  • List the advantages of robotic surgery over laparoscopic surgery.

Session 9:  Resident Panel
  • Devise strategies to incorporate wellness and stress mitigation into your daily life early on in your career.

  • Identify mentors and engage with them more than once on a consistent basis.

  • Create efficient pathways to streamline work to maintain productivity as more responsibility is undertaken.


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.00 Non-Physician Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
07/08/2022 - 7:00am EDT
Event ends: 
07/09/2022 - 6:00pm EDT


8–10 July 2022
Philadelphia, PA

Program Agenda
Friday, July 8, 2022
7:00 – 8:00 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:00 – 8:10 a.m.Welcome/Housekeeping Notes
Sammy E. Elsamra, MD, FACS
Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH
Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
Session 1: Residency 101
8:10 – 8:40 a.m.What Makes a Good Intern?
Simone Thavaseelan, MD
8:40 – 8:55 a.m.Steps to Posting an Emergency OR Case
Alexandra Tabakin, MD
8:55 – 9:30 a.m.Basics of Inpatient Care: Fluids, Pathways, and Recognizing Post-op Complications
Gina Badalato, MD
9:30 – 9:45 a.m.Break
Session 2: GU Imaging for the Urology Resident and GU Trauma
9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.Fundamentals of CT Imaging and MRI
Ethan Halpern, MD
10:45 – 10:50 a.m.Q&A
10:50 – 11:50 a.m.

Adult GU Trauma 101: Blood at the Meatus, Hematuria, Kidney Fractures & More 
Niels V. Johnsen, MD, MPH                                                             

11:50  –

1:00 p.m.

Lunch Break

Session 3: Adult and Pediatric Emergencies
1:00 – 1:40 p.m.Adult GU Trauma 201: Case Study in Priapism, Fornier’s, Penile Fracture, Testis Rupture
Niels V. Johnsen, MD, MPH
1:40 – 2:30 p.m.Acute Scrotum in Pediatric Patient and Beyond
Nora Kern, MD
2:30 – 2:45 p.m.Break
Session 4: Nephrolithiasis and Hematuria
2:45 – 3:45 p.m.Nephrolithiasis: Basic Overview with Focus on Acute Management of Septic Stone URS and PCNL Indications and Complications
Sammy E. Elsamra, MD, FACS
3:45 – 4:45 p.m.Hematuria: AUA Guidelines and Catheter
Ahmed Ghazi, MD, FEBU, MBBS
4:45 – 5:30 p.m.Tips and Tricks with Wires, Catheters and Trochars
Sammy E. Elsamra, MD, FACS; Ahmed Ghazi, MD, FEBU, MBBS; Niels V. Johnsen, MD, MPH; Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.Course Evaluation/Adjourn
Saturday, July 9, 2022
7:00 – 7:45 a.m.Registration & Continental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:00 a.m.Raffle/Housekeeping Notes
Sammy E. Elsamra, MD, FACS;
Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH;
Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
Session 5: Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery (FPMRS)
8:00 – 9:05 a.m.Neuro-urology and Different Reasons Why Urinary Retention Happens & A Primer on Urodynamics
Gary Lemack, MD
9:05 – 10:10 a.m.Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Jennifer Anger, MD, MPH
10:10 – 10:25 a.m.Break
Session 6: Bladder and Renal Oncology
10:25 – 11:15 a.m.Bladder Cancer with Description of Pathology, Hematuria, TURBT and its Complications, BCGosis, Cystectomy with its Myriad of Complications
Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH
11:15 a.m. – NoonRenal Masses: Benign and Malignant; Renal Cysts, AML, Small Renal Masses and Complications of Partial Nephrectomy/Ablation, Large Renal Masses/ Complications
Mark Ball, MD
Noon – 1:00 p.m.Lunch Break
Session 7: Prostate Benign and Malignant
1:00 – 1:55 p.m.Prostate: Benign Review Urinary Retention in Men, Bladder Drainage, Treatments for BPH and Their Complications
Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
1:55 – 2:30 p.m.Localized Prostate Cancer Primer
Claire de la Calle, MD
2:30 – 3:05 p.m.Metastatic Prostate Cancer
Michael B. Williams, MD, MS
3:05 – 3:20 p.m.Break
Session 8: Testis and Tools
3:20 – 4:05 p.m.Testis: Benign and Malignant; Scrotal Edema, Hydroceles, Torsions, Hernias, and Testicular Tumors
Sumit Isharwal, MD
4:05 – 4:55 p.m.Lasers, Laparoscopes, and Lithotripters: The Science of Minimally Invasive Urology
Nicole L. Miller, MD, FACS
Session 9: Resident Panel
4:55 – 5:30 p.m.Resident Panel: Things I Wish I Had Been Told Early in Residency – Q&A
Moderator: Tracey Krupski, MD, MPH
5:30 – 5:45 p.m.Course Evaluation/Adjourn


This course will be held virtually on Friday, July 8 - Saturday, July 9.  Access instructions will be provided as the date nears. 

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All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.



The American Urological Association (AUA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


The American Urological Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 16 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


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Available Credit

  • 16.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 16.00 Non-Physician Participation


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